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Director of Youth and Family Services

Soziale Dienste & Gemeinwohl
Wirtschaft & Fundraising
Dienstort London
Dienstverhältnis Vollzeit
Veröffentlicht am 27.06.2024


The Rugby Portobello Trust (RPT) is a North Kensington charity that has been supporting children, young people and families from all across west London since 1884. Through arts, sport, music, mentoring and support in academics, employment, mental health and wellbeing, we help children and young people in our community to overcome barriers to reach their full potential. We have a team of around 40 staff members and we support more than 1,300 children, young people and families every year. We run services six days per week and we are supported by more than 200 volunteers and 1,500 local funders. The Rugby Portobello Trust is a part of the national charity People Potential Possibilities (P3 Charity).

This is a really exciting time for the charity as we celebrate our 140th anniversary and look towards our next phase of development to ensure we’re offering the best possible support to the next generation in our community. To do this, we are recruiting for a Director of Youth and Family Services to lead and manage operational service delivery and the delivery of our outreach and community engagement in and around west London. The Director will ensure the delivery of excellent services through innovation and co-production and foster an organisational culture that strengthens our brand and stays true to the values and mission of RPT and P3 Charity. You will embed a people-first, values-based ethos and maintain an environment where safeguarding is central. You will support the retention and development of both existing and new programmes in conjunction with the Director of Fundraising & Communications and in line with the values and strategic vision of the organisation. In addition, you will be an integral member of P3’s Senior Leadership Team, manage a number of operational leads, and work closely with the Chief Operating Officer to support the development and long-term vision of RPT and P3 Charity.

The successful candidate will have grass roots experience relating to youth work with an understanding of the challenges that face young people. In addition you will have experience of developing and delivering youth/family services having worked at a senior and strategic level. You will have led on change management and transformation projects, with demonstrable experience of managing and leading teams effectively. A people person at heart, you will enjoy working in a busy, vibrant environment with the ability to build relationships at all levels and be confident acting as an ambassador for the charity. You will be solutions focused and well versed in providing operational leadership in a similar environmental, with a good understand of the complexities and challenges that face a youth/community organisation such as RPT. You will ensure the wellbeing and safety of all stakeholders and staff and be able to demonstrate experience of having done this previously in a leadership role. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly, passionate team and we are looking for someone who will bring the same level of passion for the role and our mission.

Rugby Portobello Trust are partnering with Prospectus to recruit for this vacancy. To apply please submit your CV and a two page supporting statement, preferably in Microsoft Word/PDF format. The statement should outline your motivation for joining RPT and why you feel you would be a good fit for this role. You should also demonstrate your experience and skillset with examples relating to the Who We Need section in the Appointment Brief. If you have any further questions or would like to know more about this opportunity please contact Steven Fraser from Prospectus.

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